Winter Solstice on December 21, 2016
- Anchor something you are transitioning into (i.e. project, practice, or way of thinking).
- Ceremony honoring and acknowledging the past, both the easy parts and the challenging parts.
- Make an offering that represents the past and give it to the spirit of fire as a completion.
- Birth of Divine child.
- Spiritual understanding.
- Being “born again” – Not of flesh, but of spirit.
- Birth of the spiritual son, the Christ, within a person’s consciousness in the process of awakening.
- The birth of the sun/The Son.
- Rising of the sun out of the darkest day echoes the birth of the light from the dark void of the first day of creation.
- The temple is never completed, as one continues to make additions to it as a living example of the process of creation and its continuous unfoldment.
- Winter solstice = Birth of the sun = Birth of The Son = Birth of The Divine Savior within & without.
- Divine Savior: Taught humanity how to achieve enlightenment.
- Events of the lives of The Divine Savior (Jesus, Mithras, Hu/Hesus, Horus, etc.): Match the progress of the sun throughout the year and the zodiac.
- Divine Savior: Comes to earth with a mission to reveal, both in the events of her life and her teachings.
– Power Path Seminars & School of Shamanism; Belsebuub
With this Winter Solstice, what can I do to birth, and continuously unfold from the darkness, my version of the Divine Savior?
Tarot Cards Pulled:
- The Empress (Reversed): Venus; Self-Indulgence; Excessively giving; Extravagance; Withdrawing love or patronage; Feeling useless; Social transgressions/Offense/Sin/Infringement/Violation/Disobedience/Nonobservance; Frustrated creativity; Raw, uncultivated force of Nature/Land that had never been touched by a plow or an ax/Natural/Wild/Untamed/Virgin/Native/Uninhabited/Unpeopled/Unsettled/Spontaneous; Internalized mother; Self-nurturance/Emotional nourishment/Care. “I am a fertile garden in which creativity can be nurtured to fruition” (Greer, 2002, pp. 234-235).
- Knight of Cups (Reversed): Over-sensitive aesthete/One who professes great sensitivity to the beauty of art and nature; Seductive, especially through guile/Sly intelligence/Crafty/Artful/Calculating/Clever/Subtle or manipulating emotions; Unconventional love; “In the closet”; Fawning/Displaying exaggerated affection and obsequiousness/Obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree/Excessive willingness to serve or please others; Drifting; Desire to escape harsh “realities”; Poetic fancies/Desire/Liking. “I am willing to act on my dreams” (p. 270).
The birth of the Divine Savior that lies within requires the release of any excessive willingness to serve or please others, so one may, instead, apply her native, indigenous intelligence, which springs from a raw, uncultivated force of Nature.
Focusing less on pleasing others with my services and products, I, now, direct my energy toward applying the Wild as an act of necessary service.
Greer, M. (2002). Tarot for your self: A workbook for personal transformation. The Career Press: Pompton Plains, NJ.
Waite, A.E. (2012). The original rider waite tarot pack: Complete with instruction booklet. United States Games Systems: Stamford, CT.
http://b-o-k-e.deviantart.com/art/Force-of-Nature-327127660 (Featured image)
JCN – December 22, 2016 7:35pm